I did first week posts for my boys, and now here is one for our little Ever. Here are some photos from the last week.
I know I shared this photo in the last post, but I just had to share it again. I absolutely adore this one of her! Ever in the hospital, meeting a special lady Lindsey – she was a nurse of mine when I first entered the hospital for Eisley, she also came into work on her day off to meet Eisley and she did her footprints, etc. It was so special to us. When we had Shailo, she was our nurse in the OR room. This time she wasn’t able to be in the OR room because she’s transferred hospitals, but she still popped by! (And she is currently 18 weeks pregnant!)
Little ruffle bum. At her first baby checkup. Loving being on her tummy. (Ted took this with his phone) Auntie Abba
Out and about… I snapped this photo because I couldn’t believe how much she looked like her daddy!
Ever loves the wee hours of the morning, particularly 1-3am. We’re working on changing that ;) Something that has helped is leaving a lamp on, as she seems to have her nights and days mixed up right now.
Big brother Shai introduces her as “MY EVERLY”… oh my heart.
This is me having waaaaay too much fun having a little girl in the house.
Shailo was playing with her feet and I couldn’t help but snap this photo. She snoozes like this often and I’m guessing she did this in the womb a lot. ADORE. Presh’y girls face up close. Her eye colour is almost exactly what Chase’s was which means maybe just maybe she’ll have her momma’s eye colour: brown-hazel.
Daddy and Ever: words can’t express what this does to my heart.
Another one of my fav photos of Sweet Girl. She definitely has her momma’s wide set eyes! Chicken legs :)
During the day I have to wake her to feed her (most times) and at night, she it feels like she doesn’t stop nursing ;) I can’t complain, I seriously ADORE her and am trying to cherish every newborn moment.
They love her so much!! Shailo and Chase did get into a little physical fight (shocking!) around her and Everly ended up getting her first punch in the face by Shai. I cried with her (Can I blame hormones or….?) He felt bad and Chase even teared up! We are learning to be careful around baby sissy over her ;)I know it’s ridiculous … but yes, yes I did take her on her first thrift store shopping trip! Gotta start her young ;) No, really I just needed to get out of the house so my MIL droves us all to the thrift store. :)3 kiddos in the car! SO SURREAL. I love it so much.Holding her Grandpa Matt’s finger (my dad ADORES her)
Bright eyed beauty. Taken just yesterday.
I’m recovering very well this time around. I’m so thankful! I was having a meltdown recently where I stood in the bathroom crying my eyes out (thanks hormones) for all of the wrong reasons: I felt fat, my “mask of pregnancy” still covers my face, and I felt way too emotional. I’ve decided to reflect on all 4 pregnancies and the beautiful gifts that came from them. Today, my body aches, my stomach is hanging to my knees (or at least is feels like it ;)), I weigh way more than on my wedding day, I have wrinkles and bags under my eyes, and I have scars and stretch marks galore, etc… They are worth it all. Every ache, every scar and stretch mark, every sleepless night, every moment where I look like a maniac screaming at my 2-year-old who’s running in the parking lot, every messy room and ruined material item I once treasured, every moment that is no longer just my own… They are truly worth it all and more. My heart is so full, content and thankful. Even for the parts that make me feel less then pretty and young. Chase Journey, Eisley Antalya, Shailo Valour and Everly Selah… You are worth it all and more!!
I am so very thankful, more than words can say.
Happy first week Everly Selah!
The meaning of the name post NEXT.